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un·gu·late

(ŭng'gyū-lāt),
Having hooves.
[L. ungulatus, fr. ungula, hoof]

ungulate

(ŭng′gyə-lĭt, -lāt′)
n.
A hoofed mammal, such as a horse, pig, deer, buffalo, or antelope, belonging to the former order Ungulata, now divided into several orders including Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla.

un′gu·late adj.

ungulate

(ŭng′gyŭ-lāt″) [L. ungulatus, having claws or hooves]
1. Having or resembling hooves.
2. Pert. to hoofed mammals such as cattle, deer, elephants, horses, and swine, now classified among several taxonomic orders.
3. An ungulate mammal.

ungulate

a member of one of the numerous species of herbivorous mammals possessing hooves. See ARTIODACTYLA, e.g. pigs, cattle; PERISSODACTYLA, e.g. horses.
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